Use of the word Allah hafiz instead of Khuda hafiz by Indian muslims

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    Recently I have on several occasions have interacted with Indian muslims and increasingly they have started using the word ALLAH HAFIZ instead of KHUDA HAFIZ .

    Now use of the word Allah hafiz was started by pakistani dictator Zia ul haq .

    My question is---why do Indian muslims use the word allah hafiz instead of the traditional khuda hafiz , when the whole thing was started by a Pakistani dictator ?? Wont that make others feel that they are under the cultural influence of Pakistan ??

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    Re: Use of the word Allah hafiz instead of Khuda hafiz by Indian musli

    Many believe that Khuda can refer to any God, whereas Allah is specific name for God in noble Qur’an.

    Maulana Wali Razi, a former minister for religious affairs, and a renowned religious scholar observes that the term Allah instead of Khuda is used just for the sake of carefulness. Otherwise, he believes, there is nothing wrong in using the term Khuda for God.

    In ancient Iran, word Khuda and Khudawund had also been used for emperors. Similarly, word “Nakhuda” is also used for captain of the ship in Persian and Urdu. Another term “Majazi Khuda” is used for husband in Urdu.

    Therefore, it is considered better to use the term Allah instead of Khuda just to avoid ambiguity.

    “This is a misconception that the word hafiz is a Persian word. It is an Arabic word borrowed by Persian and later by Urdu. Therefore, if we use the term Khuda Hafiz, that means, we are suing one word from Persian and one from Arabic. Whereas if we use the term Allah Hafiz, that means, we are suing both words from one language (Arabic), which is much better in terms of linguistic rules as well”, Razi, an author of several books on religion and social issues told OnIslam.net.

    Razi recalled that many religious scholars in their Tafaseer (explanation of noble Qur’an) have used the term Khuda, which means replacement of the term Khuda with Allah is not at all a religious issue as depicted by some critics.

    “This is purely a linguistic development. If someone is comfortable with the term Khuda, that’s very much okay. What we (religious scholar) have little emphasis on the term Allah, is just to avoid ambiguity”, he maintained.

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    Re: Use of the word Allah hafiz instead of Khuda hafiz by Indian musli

    the bollywood cinema in which sanjay dutt. i saw film 10 years ago cant remember the name, started this word, so it sounds different,, so i also started using it...
     
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    Re: Use of the word Allah hafiz instead of Khuda hafiz by Indian musli

    There's a song with these2 words I think. Allah Hafiz keh raha......Something like that.
     
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    Re: Use of the word Allah hafiz instead of Khuda hafiz by Indian musli

    Nothing unusual with Muslims saying khuda hafiz or allah hafiz - not any different from Hindus in N India using Jai Ram ji ki and Krishna bhaktas greeting each other with Jai Sri Krishna
     
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    Re: Use of the word Allah hafiz instead of Khuda hafiz by Indian musli

    Your concerned about one word? There are more serious issues sir. Tamil nadu is the only state in India where more than 50% of the muslim population speak in their native tongue. Every other state local languages have been displaced with Urdu. People are threatened if they are heard speaking in local languages. Kids are not even taught local scripts unless they go to schools where it is compulsory. If they are home schooled or madrassas its only Urdu.

    Nothing against Urdu. Its the most beautiful of all Indian languages in my opinion and a testament to how our land is able to absorb foreign cultures. But what happening now is with different objectives.
     
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